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Psychologists work in a range of safety-critical industries, and the airline industry has a long history of using psychological insights, models and research findings in staff selection, training, safety promotion, human factors and accident prevention. Psychologists are also actively involved in the promoting mental well-being in the airline industry.

This webinar outlines the background history of psychology in aviation, the various roles psychologists may have in the airline industry and also provides and overview of where and how to train in aviation psychology.

What can participants expect to learn? 

  1. Gain an understanding of the unique and specific occupational context of aviation (civil and military)
  2. Develop a broad understanding of the role of psychologists in flight safety and accident prevention, human factors, crew selection and crew mental well-being as well as the regulatory framework governing crew licensing
  3. Familiarise delegates with the key contemporary research and literature in this specialism.


Professor Rob Bor CPsychol CSci FBPsS HonFRAeS UKCP Reg EuroPsy

Professor Robert Bor is a BPS Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Aviation Psychologist registered with EAAP. a UKCP Registered Family Therapist. He and his colleagues provide assessment and treatment services to the airline industry. Rob is an Honorary Civilian Consultant to the Royal Air Force. He received in 2017 the highest award in aviation, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is listed on the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honour in Washington D.C. He is a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and also holds the Freedom of the City of London. Rob is a Churchill Fellow.


The workshop is primarily aimed at practitioner psychologists from Clinical, Counselling and Occupational Psychology, and secondarily Forensic and Neuropsychology and Health Psychologists interesting in working within the airline industry.

This is not training in Aviation Psychology.

How to Register

Registration is now open and available online only.

In order to register for the event, you will need to sign in using your BPS log in details. If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create an account.

Fees incl. VAT.

  • Society Member £48.50
  • Non-Society Member £80



Registration query? [email protected]

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